A few weeks ago, our rad friend Annie paid us a fun little visit! We ate good country food, drank a little moonshine, and got lost listening to a Flaming Lips mixtape. To hear more about our shenanigans, read on.....
Aron had to work for some of the visit so Annie and I braved this local Mediterranean restaurant alone. The food was sub par, but check out the new friend we made!
Saturday night, we all headed down to The Loveless Cafe in Nashville. If you live in the Middle Tennessee area and haven't eaten at The Loveless, then you are truly missing out. It is country food done right.
During the day, Aron and Annie had visited McKay Books while I was at my friend Becca's bridal shower. They found this little golden nugget, which they rightfully assumed contained tracks of the Flaming Lips covering their favorite jams.
Well, it ended up being more of a mixtape of some of the band's favorite ditties. There were some interesting choices to say the least. There was one song The Flaming Lips actually covered, The White Stripe's Seven Nation Army. It was joyously disturbing.
So, we were headed out to the Loveless listening to this CD, and we noticed that our journey was taking a bit longer than anticipated. The GPS decided to take us in a circle, through Natchez Trace State Park. At one point we saw signs for Tupelo, 141 miles, and I thought we were doomed. But, eventually we came full circle and ended up at The Loveless. It was worth the drive!
Generally, there is at least a 1-2 hour wait for a seat in the restaurant, but we did the "call ahead seating" deal, so our wait was less than an hour. We looked around at some of the shops at the restaurant, and found some cool things.
A Moon Pie and an RC Cola, it's a Southern thing :)
The Loveless makes their own peanut brittle, and this version has a little bacon added. It was pretty good!
Some pics were snapped with the brittle while we waited :)
Dinner was awesome! The Loveless is known for their biscuits, they are amazing.Annie and I both had a Watermelon Crawl, which contained moonshine. They also came with their own mini Mason jar to keep!
I had the sampler plate, which was super yummy, but was a ridiculous amount of food. Let's just say I had breakfast the next morning.
This is their Elvis tribute pie. Banana, peanut butter, marshmallow, and bacon (yep) chunks. The bacon was a bit much, but it was yum. This was another dish that was shared between us for breakfast the next day.
We all went home and passed out from food overload. Well, at least Aron and I did. Annie stayed up until about 1:30 chilling and painting her nails. She joked that moonshine must give her energy!